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Jump Finale at Sandown Park

🏇 They’re under starters orders for the bet365 Jump Finale at Sandown Park.  Jumps racing at its best is guaranteed at one Sandown’s biggest racedays of the year.  Tickets are on sale.

CONGRATULATIONS to Hewick, the surprise 16/1 winner of the 2022 Gold Cup, ridden by Jordan Gainford.  Likewise to trainer Paul Nicholls who, on the day he was crowned champion trainer for the 13th time, landed a five-timer at Sandown Park.  Stable jockey Harry Cobden was on board for four of the wins, including Celebration Chase winner Greaneteen.  Stay tuned here for 2023 Jump Finale ticket news as soon as released.  

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The thrill of the jumps, an electric atmosphere and a crowning of champions.  A fantastic day of horse racing is in store at Sandown Park this afternoon as the Jump Final brings the National Hunt season to a close.

In 2021 Potterman, trained by Alan King, won the coveted Gold Cup, but only after a stewards’ enquiry.  Earlier in the day Harry Skelton was presented with the Jump Jockeys Championship silverware and Danny McMenamin the Conditional Jump Jockeys Championship.  Paul Nicholls was crowned champion jump trainer for the 12th time before celebrating a quick-fire double led by Greaneteen, ridden by Bryony Frost, who won the Grade One Celebration Chase.  What will this year bring?!

A seven-race Jump Finale card includes the bet365 Celebration Chase at 3.05pm.  With a prize pot of £150,000 at stake this Grade 1 (aka best of the best) race saw the mighty Altior truimph in 2019 for the third consecutive year and in so doing take his extraordinary winning streak to 19 consecutive races.

At 3.40pm it’s the bet365 Gold Cup Handicap Chase where a big field of top horses is expected to compete for the £80,000+ first prize, not to mention the famous trophy.  Two other Grade 2 races on the card and over half a million in prize money expected to be at stake on the day will ensure the best horses, jockeys and trainers in the UK are in attendance.

The final jumps fixture of the season also marks the crowning of champions, namely the Champion Jockey, Conditional Jockey, Champion Trainer and Owner.  As is tradition the ceremonies will take place before racing starts.  Hence as early arrival is recommended to see who will follow in the footsteps of famous names such as A P McCoy and Richard Johnson (champions jockeys) and Bryony Frost (conditional jockey champion) and champion trainers Paul Nicholls and Nicky Henderson.    

Key timing for the day:

🗝️ Gates open at 11am*

🏆 Parade of Champions/Award Ceremony at *12.40pm and *1pm.

* Timings are approximate at this stage

🏇 First race at 1.55pm. 

🏇 Feature race of the day: the Gold Cup Handicap Chase is at 3.40pm 

🏇 Last race at 5.25pm

🎟️ Tickets in advance for the Jump Finale are available via the ‘Get Tickets’ link.  Advance purchases attract a discount.

🎟️ Tickets on the day subject to availability.  Checking the Sandown Park Twitter feed before travelling is recommended.  Under 18s (maximum of 2) are free when accompanied by an adult.

🚊🚗 Travel tips: Free car parking is available in the centre of the racecourse accessible from the More Lane entrance.  Parking in the main Sandown Park car park off Portsmouth Road costs £5.

The train is recommended if travelling by public transport from central London.  Esher railway station – a 30-minute journey from London Waterloo – is the nearest one to course.  The station is a 10-minute walk from the main entrance which can be reached by crossing the centre of the course on racedays.  Note: Esher station is located outside of Zones 1-6 and paper ticket should be purchased as Oyster Cards are not valid.  For train times visit the National Rail website or call 08457 48 49 50.

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